September 14, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
MONDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 1942
ALASKA (11th Air Force): In the first combined heavy mission over Kiska 13 B-24s, 1 B-17, 14 P-38s, and 14 P-39s fly low-altitude and photo runs; the
P-39s shell 3 submarines in the harbor; the other aircraft bomb and strafe many
installations including AA guns and the submarine base; a single aircraft also
strafes Segula; enemy losses are 5 float planes shot down and 1 flying
boat destroyed on the water; 2 mine sweepers sunk and another vessel slightly
damaged; while a large cargo vessel and several small barges and vessels sustain
hits; 2 P-38s are lost, colliding head-on while after a fighter.
SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, 5th Air Force): A single A-20
bombs ground forces and installations at Myola; and HQ 43d Bombardment Group
moves from Torrens Creek to Port Moresby. Lost is F-4 Lightning 41-2098 pilot 1st Lt. Andrew W. Peterson (MIA) near Buna.